Andrea Sabbadini

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The feeling of temporarily not being oneself is a common phenomenon, with many manifestations in normality and psychopathology. I relate it here to the Freudian category of the uncanny (das Unheimliche) and to the literary device of the double (der Doppelgänger) and I consider the splitting in the ego and the distortion of the sense of identity to be their(More)
  • A Sabbadini
  • The International journal of psycho-analysis
  • 1989
The psychoanalytic situation can be usefully observed from the perspective of its specific temporal structure, consisting of a complex inter-connexion of different temporalities. I stress the importance of interpreting the mental events happening around the temporal boundaries between the analyst's consulting room and the outside world. Time plays a key(More)
I am pleased to be presenting here three articles about the same film: Pedro Almod var’s The Skin I Live In (2011). This is quite exceptional for our Journal, but then Almod var is an exceptional filmmaker, and The Skin I Live In an exceptional movie, which well justifies the interest that psychoanalysis is showing in it. All three essays are informed by(More)